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Marlborough's America

Marlborough's America

Author: Stephen Saunders Webb
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Scholars of British America generally conclude that the early 18th-century Anglo-American empire was commercial in economics liberal in politics, and parochial in policy, somnambulant in an era of 'salutary neglect', but, in this book, Stephen Saunders Webb demonstrates that the American provinces, under the spur of war, became capitalist, coercive, and aggresive.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Webb, Stephen Saunders, 1937-
Marlborough's America.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012018059
Named Person: John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of; John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Saunders Webb
ISBN: 9780300182606 0300182600
OCLC Number: 839387019
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Preface: Army and Empire --
Envoy: “The Sunshine Day� --
Chapter One: Grand Designs --
Chapter Two: The March to the Danube --
Chapter Three: Blenheim --
Chapter Four: Greater Britain --
Chapter Five: Ramillies and Union --
Chapter Six: Oudenarde --
Chapter Seven: Malplaquet --
Chapter Eight: The Duke�s Decline --
Chapter Nine: Quebec and Bouchain --
PART III: MARLBOROUGH�S AMERICA: PR�CIS Chapter Ten: The Dreadful Death of Daniel ParkeChapter Eleven: Defending the Revolution: Robert Hunter in New York --
Chapter Twelve: Alexander Spotswood: Architect of Empire --
Epilogue: The “Golden Adventure� --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
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Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsibility: Stephen Saunders Webb.
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"Webb makes a valuable contribution by placing the political history of the American colonies in an Atlantic context."-T. H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement, -- T. H. Breen * Times Literary Read more...

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